CANTO: Sólstafir, Like Moths to Flames, Veil of Maya, and More

This week is starting to taper off, and I’m really excited about it.

  • So this sounds really freaking cool. Sólstafir and Vreid are teaming up for a very unique concert stream, scheduled for October 15th and taking place on the mountaintops of Iceland and Norway. It’s scheduled for 3:00 PM EST, and you can tune in here.
  • This is a Europe thing I can’t participate in, but for those that can… I’m jealous. Arcturus and Iotunn have a run of shows planned in January and February of next year. Having seen Arcturus live once before, I would love to do that again someday in a not-MDF setting.
  • Monuments released the first single off of their upcoming new album, the name of which either does not exist yet or I simply can’t find. Anyway, that will be out sometime in 2022, and the clip for “Lavos” can be seen here.
  • Like Moths to Flames have announced a new EP, Pure Like Porcelain, which will be out on November 5th through UNFD. Check out the new track, “The Preservation of Hate”, right here.
  • And we’ll wrap up with the new video from Veil of Maya for “Outrun”. That new single is available through Sumerian Records. They’re also on tour throughout October, if you’re interested in that.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Arcturus, Body Count, Wilderun, and More

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“As a traveler, I seek hospitality. As a wanderer, I seek immortality. As a journey through insanity, I seek divine comparity.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Nine Circles ov… Maryland Deathfest XIII (2015)

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Well, we made everyone. Or at least… everyone that will also be participating in Maryland Deathfest 2016 festivities. It’s Tuesday, which means I leave for The Land of Nothing and The Wire tomorrow night. And to follow up last week’s recap of MDF 2014, I will now take this opportunity to remind myself and everyone else how amazing MDF 2015 was. Because, without a doubt, it was my best experience at MDF to date.  Continue reading

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 28

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It’s the final episode of 2015! Co-host emeritus Kevin Davis joins and the guys each break down their top five albums of the year — including stuff from Tribulation, Dead to a Dying WorldArcturus and more!

All that and…really, not all that much more in Episode 28, but check it out anyway. ‘Cause hey–after this, we’re off ’til 2016!

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Keep it heavy,
Dan

Album Review: Arcturus – “Arcturian”

arcturus arcturian album cover It’s always a bit of a drag when you come across a “but” album. You know—the kind of album that’s completely enjoyable, except for one quality that drags your final impression down a bit. (Or, on the opposite side of the coin, the kind that you’re totally ready to rip to shreds, but for one awesome track that redeems it slightly.) Don’t worry, Arcturus fans: Arcturian, the avant-garde collective’s first full-length in ten years, falls pretty securely in the former category. It’s a mostly solid comeback, but one whose shoddy production ends up betraying some truly terrific compositions.

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